Monday, January 19, 2009

Catching up...

Wow! It has been a long time since I have blogged. Well...let me catch you up on what's been going on here. It has been an emotional few weeks. I received news that one of the families I took Christmas pictures of lost their mom at the beginning of January. My heart was broken as I spent hours talking to the godmother of one of the small boys. She shared with me how Karla (the mom) did almost everything for her family. I didn't even have words to say how sorry I was about their loss. I have realized that my job is one that is more than just taking pictures...I am documenting life. I do hope that as the little boys grow that they will love the last pictures they have with their mommy.

In the same month that I learned of this loss, I also was blessed with the chance to celebrate in new life. I got the chance to photograph a birth. I can not begin to tell you about how much I love birthography. I hope that as this year moves forward that I will have the chance to photograph more births. I know that some of you are thinking "um, there is no way that birth needs to be photographed" but let me assure you that I spend most of my time at the hospital documenting the "G" rated parts of labor and delivery and a lot of time photographing the baby as he/she gets measured, weighed and given a bath. I love photographing the family's first moments with their new baby. Birth is so amazing and everyone has a unique story to tell. I like telling it through my camera. Hopefully I can share some pictures soon.

Well today I had to take some pictures of my little girl. I thought it would be fun to show you the making of a picture. The first picture will show you how not pretty my backyard is and how even in places that are not "beautiful" that beauty can be created. I am also going to share some of the things I love to photograph and why I love them. Everyone of these pictures are taken with the canon 5D and 70-200 2.8 lens (at a 2.8)




I have no problem breaking the "rules" of photography. I love doing it. Sometimes it's in the rule breaking that I find the kind of art that I love.I am by nature a very detailed person and it will show in my work. I love to photograph hands, feet and small little moments. Rarely will I do a photoshoot and not walk away with detail shots.I know that this one is not of her face but I adore the wispy-ness of her long hair. I don't ever want to forget how gorgeous her hair was at 3 with her sun kissed highlights.I am equally as obsessed with pouty faces as I am with the smiling ones. All over our house are pictures of the kids serious faces.

5 comments:

Leigh Taylor said...

Hey gorgeous! The very 1st one that is b&w OMgoodness! LOVE ;) I love that lens and break it out for e-shoots and weddings ;)

krista said...

beautiful photographs.

i've given you a GREAT ATTITUDE award! see here: http://photographybykrista.blogspot.com/2009/01/prize.html :)

anne said...

Thanks for sharing! love the pics!

sandrasalisbury said...

you daughter is getting so big!

elena said...

your pictures are so beautiful and inspiring!